LA planning safety campaign after 7 fire deaths
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Los Angeles Fire Department is planning a safety campaign after seven fire-related deaths this month -- an unprecedented number for a warm winter.
Fire Capt. Jaime (JAY'-mee) Moore says the department typically sees only one or two fire-related deaths by this point in the year -- and that's during a chillier season when people are more likely to use heaters.
Those killed include two children and their parents in a Sylmar blaze, two people from homes where there were "pack rat" conditions, and a man who died Tuesday after a Mid-City blaze in a home that lacked a smoke detector.
The Los Angeles Times (http://lat.ms/1dPbucF) says the Fire Department safety campaign probably will urge people to install the detectors.
Last year, there were 20 fire-related deaths in the city.